Great news: My two fantasy football teams are both going to start the season 2-0, barring one of the greatest second halves in the history of the NFL by Jarvis Landry of course.
Good news: It looks like the Troll Wars are over. The enemy has retired from the field. Aaron Pound got himself suspended from Twitter after encouraging violence against a woman in one of his tweets. A tweet I was only too happy to report to Twitter.
John Scalzi blocked me (although I have no idea why because I hadn’t mentioned him in months) and now the Aussie Asshat, Camestros Felapton, did this:
Which is fine by me. ChinaMike, the Lord of the House of 770 Vile Aromas, is jousting with Richard Fox and Larry Correia. It seems ChinaMike posted a link to copyrighted material owned by Richard, material that was not meant to be open to the public at large, and when he was asked to remove the link from his Google-scrape website he went full ChinaMike. Which is to say: He went full asshat. Larry’s breaks down the insanity we’ve come to expect from ChinaMike in the link above.
Fortunately for me, ChinaMike hasn’t spent too much time with me. But, I will admit that the last two or three times he has mentioned me there it has led to a spike in book sales. His last (known to me) mention helped promote the Helicon Awards to a lot of folks who were unaware they existed. So thanks for that! And as an added bonus, he’s not being a pain in my ass troll anymore.
Which really only left our good friend, the Great Lady Cora Butthurt. Cora’s troll game is, well, non-existent. And she is in such a state of the vapors over the 2019 Dragon Awards results that she can hardly put together two words – in English or German. So continuing the battle against her alone seems pointless. She was muted before. She’s blocked now.
So, it seems the War is over and I’m still here and still writing. I’m also still publishing and being published by traditional publishers. I have stories in at least three anthologies being released in October alone.
Now, for the Bad News: This means that The Corvo will likely be the final book of the Divine Trolls Comedies series. Scalzi’s Inferno was supposed to be Book 4, the final book of the seven-book series. Yes, the last three books were a joke and were never going to be written, much less published.
The entire series was nothing more than a satirical parody of my trolls. But since they have given up the game it seems unnecessary to write the final book. Which is a shame, because oh, the triggering that would have resulted.
Now, for the Greater News: That means more time for me to get back to work on the other serious projects and give you readers more great stories to enjoy. Starting with the next two stories in the Timeless series.
The Timeless, the first book of the series, recently collected Official Selection in the New Apple Summer E-Books for 2019. Its a Space Opera/Steampunk extravaganza that can be read and enjoyed by readers ages 10-110. Secret of the Sphinx is the second installment and is available in print and e-book formats.
Book #3 is Odin’s Runes which should be out around Nov. 1st with Book #4, Empire of the Golden Dragon, to follow shortly after. Trust me, there will be much more to follow.
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SECRET OF THE SPHINX
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